FATAL ACCIDENT: Lanes Reopened On I-80 Near Colfax

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I80 accident

One person is dead after an accident on Interstate 80 afternoon Friday.

Jasper County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash between a semi and two cars at 2:45 p.m. near Colfax.

Deputies say a car driving west rear ended another car causing the second car to hit a semi-truck parked on the side of the road.

The driver of the car that hit the semi died at the scene. Two people in the first car and the driver of the semi were not injured.

Traffic was reduced to one lane for several hours, but authorities reopened the lane just before 7 p.m.

Troopers say they are still investigating the incident.